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18 Jun

Pungo Smash Fest

Blue Pete’s

Pungo Smash Fest 2021

Celebrate the return of live music and socializing with friends at the locals’ secret: Blue Pete’s. Located only a ten-minute drive from Sandbridge, Blue Pete’s offers a laid-back atmosphere where families can enjoy exceptionally fresh seafood while hanging out on the waterfront. Once you sit down for a bite to eat, you will quickly learn why locals return again and again to Blue Pete’s; the friendliness of the staff and patrons make you feel like you are spending the evening with some of your best friends.

Named for Blue Pete’s signature cocktail, this year’s Pungo Smash Fest will be held on July 3rd, 2021 from 12pm to 11pm. There’s no better way to kick off the Fourth of July holiday weekend than with $10 Pungo Smash buckets and live music! Admission to Pungo Smash Fest is free, but for only $25 you can take part in the all-you-can-eat shrimp boil. The Bay River Band will be playing from 12pm to 4pm and The Deloreans will be playing from 7pm to 10:30pm. Hope to see you out there!

 

Blue Pete’s:

1400 North Muddy Creek Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

https://www.bluepetes.com

 

Pungo Smash Fest – July 3rd, 2021

12pm-11pm

Free Admission

$25 AYCE Shrimp Boil

$10 Pungo Smash Buckets

 

 

 

10 Jun

Sip and Paint

Muse Paintbar

Muse Paintbar in Virginia Beach prides itself on creating a fun and relaxing environment for anyone to pick up a paintbrush and create something beautiful.

During this premier paint-and-sip experience, you can expect a perfectly curated playlist, gourmet bites, and over 20 different beer and wine options. Muse artists will lead you through the steps to create an amazing painting, but feel free to add any personal touches! Head over to Muse Paintbar’s website and select a public event from the events calendar to reserve your seat. Children are welcome to attend public events but those under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Reserving a seat in advance is recommended but not required.

Muse Paintbar also offers several private event options (both in-person and virtual) for parties. With the private party option, the group can complete a painting from Muse’s private event art library or commission a custom painting.

Muse is located in the Virginia Beach Town Center, directly across Main St. from Tupelo Honey Cafe and on the ground floor of the Art Institute of VA building. There is limited free street parking, or a parking garage behind West Elm. You can access the garage from Constitution Dr. or Town Center Dr.

Muse Paintbar

https://www.musepaintbar.com/

4500 Main Street #105, Virginia Beach, VA

hello@musepaintbar.com

888-607-6873

4 Jun

Kids Bowl Free

Kids Bowl Free

Pinboy’s At The Beach

We all hope for blue skies and sunshine on vacation, but sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate.

If you are in search of some family fun indoors, Pinboy’s At The Beach has your family covered. Pinboy’s is offering free bowling for kids throughout the summer—perfect for those rainy days or days you might have gotten a little too much sun! Each registered child under the age of 15 will receive two free games of bowling each and every day. Pinboy’s will also be offering special family offers throughout the year to ensure everyone can join in on the fun. Registering your child with the Kids Bowl Free program is quick and easy; the link can be found below.

Pinboy’s At The Beach also offers several different private party packages and a full bar and grill. Don’t let the weather delay any of your vacation fun; head over to Pinboy’s on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach for some quality family time!

More details can be found on the Pinboy’s website linked below.

https://pinboys.com/

Pinboy’s At The Beach

1577 Laskin Rd

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-5897

Photos taken from the Pinboy’s At The Beach website.

13 May

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season

Strawberry pie,  fresh churned strawberry ice cream, strawberry poppyseed salad, strawberry trifle, strawberry shortcake with fluffy whipped cream, fresh strawberries off the vine, strawberries with balsamic glaze…At the risk of sounding like Bubba Gump, we can’t help but get excited about strawberries in Sandbridge. After all, our neighboring Pungo is home to the Strawberry festival and many local strawberry farms, which means if you’re in town from late-April til mid-June, you’ll want to stop by a local farm or farm stand and get  your hands on some fresh-picked strawberries!

A few of our favorite local spots include Cullipher Farm Market, Flanagan Farm, Vaughan Farms Produce, Salem Berry Farm, and Brookdale Farm, all conveniently located a short drive from Sandbridge Beach. Each location offers fresh berries as well as a variety of other local produce, fresh baked goods, and family-friendly activities at some locations. Guests can choose to pick their own berries or make a quick stop to pick up already harvested berries.

Unfortunately, the 2021 Pungo Strawberry Festival is cancelled, but that means the fields are full of ripe, delicious berries ready to be picked and enjoyed by locals and vacationers alike! A great opportunity for making memories (and delicious treats) on your trip to Sandbridge!

Cullipher Farm Market: 772 Princess Anne Road

Vaughan Farms Produce: 1258 Princess Anne Road

Flanagan Farm: Princess Anne Road and N Muddy Creek Road

Salem Berry Farm: 1763 Salem Road

Brookdale Farm: 2060 Vaugan Road

*all photos taken at Cullipher Farm Market

 

 

 

 

 

23 Apr

The Bumbling Bee

The Bumbling Bee

Welcome to the Ayala family’s vegan creation — The Bubling Bee Vegan Junk Food & Burger Bar!  Cassandra Ayala was a real estate agent when the market crashed, but used it as an opportunity to go into business with her three daughters. Olivia and Alexandria were vegans while India was into the culinary arts.  They opened a vegan restaurant that specializes in serving a “junk food” style that even the most hesitant and picky eaters would enjoy.

The Bumbling Bee had humble beginnings as a food truck but has now expanded to a beautifully decorated brick and mortar store located only 7 miles from Sandbridge.  They’ve experienced such success that they’ll even be presenting on ABC’s hit show ‘Shark Tank’ tonight at 8 PM!

Menu for Bumbling Bee Vegan Junk Food

One thing that makes people hesitate to adopt a vegan lifestyle is the anxiety thinking about giving up the foods they love. The “Bee” menu has comfort food favorites that are 100% vegan and will satisfy any “junk food junkie.” A few of the offerings:

  • Montreal Chickun Gyro
    Greek marinated Gardein* chickun on grilled flatbread with creamy garlic tzatziki, juicy and crunchy tomato-cucumber-red onion mix and romaine.
  • Joey Meatballs Grinder
    A grilled roll stuffed with vegan meatballs, Italian red sauce, and vegan ricotta drizzled in edamame basil pesto.
  • Godfather Sizzlin’ Sausage
    Juicy, sweet Beyond* sausage loaded with caramelized peppers and onions, marinara, house cheese sauce, finished with spicy aioli and stuffed inside a grilled bun.
  • Irishman Corned Beaf
    Honest Pastures* corned beaf with caramelized onions, whole grain mustard, melted cheese on toasted pumpernickel swirl bread.
  • Boss Barbecue Burger
    A Beyond burger topped with seitan*-marinated bacon, onion rings and barbecue sauce.
  • Bella the Beast Poutine
    Hand-cut fries topped with house cheese sauce, French’s fried onions, and rich Poutine gravy- mushroom blend, sweet onion, fresh thyme, and red wine, all caramelized together.
  • Fried Mac Balls
    Creamy mac and cheese coated by crunchy French’s fried onions and jalapenos, served with your choice of sauce.
  • Beverages
    Sweet Nectar Milkshake made with soy- and oat-based soft serve.
    Vegan Benchtop beer

* Bumbling Bee Uses Only Quality Vegan Ingredients

  • Gardein is a vegan and kosher product line of meat-free foods that include proteins (soy, wheat and pea), organic flours (kamut, amaranth, millet, quinoa), potato starch, modified vegetable gum, organic beet fibers, and carrot fibers. Among their products are the “Ultimate Plant-Based Burger,” crispy chick’n, meatless meatballs and breakfast saus’ages.
  • Beyond Meat’s mission is to positively impact human health, climate change, natural resources and animal welfare by shifting from animal to plant-based meat. Their Beyond Burger is made from pea, mung bean, and rice to deliver a complete protein, meaty taste and texture that provides the juiciness and aroma of beef.
  • Honest Pastures in Virginia Beach manufactures and distributes quality plant-based alternative meats, including deli slices, sausages, beaf steaks and roasts.
  • Seitan is made from wheat gluten that looks and feels like meat when cooked. It comes ground, sliced and in strips for use in meatless hot dogs and bacon.

https://thebumblingbee.net/

Information collected from The Bumbling Bee and Shark Tank

 

 

 

 

16 Apr

Chesapeake Family Movie Park

Chesapeake Family Movie Park

Want to give your kids a nostalgic experience while on vacation?  Owner of the Chesapeake Family Movie Park, Bobby Weeks, has built a 40 foot screen and parking area to provide families with just that!

“Because of the pandemic, and what we got here is called social distancing at its best. You sit in the car with your family and enjoy a nice movie. We do have a concession stand out here and we only sell prepackaged food,” said Tim Lemon, a spokesman for the new business.  “My parents used to hide us in the trunks underneath covers so people wouldn’t see us in the car. So if you looked in the back of the truck you would have found me back there.  We also have the FM transmitter. The FM transmitter means you can take and listen to the movie right in your car just turn it to our station, which is 89.7 and you can hear the whole movie,” he said.

Prices are $30 per car, so there is no need to hide people under covers any longer!  Military, first responders, and senior citizens get $5 off for their vehicle.  The lot currently holds 100 vehicles and Wonder Woman will be playing tonight and Saturday night.  Gates open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7:45!  The movie park is 30 miles from Sandbridge and located at 3064 Yadkin Road in Chesapeake.

https://chesapeakefamilymoviepark.com/

Information collected from Chesapeake Family Movie Park website and WAVY

 

 

9 Apr

Salty Paws Doggie Ice Cream Parlor

Salty Paws Doggie Ice Cream Parlor

It’s officially ice cream season now that the weather has warmed up, but why should dogs be left out of the fun?  They won’t any longer thanks to Salty Paws!

Just like an ice cream shop for humans, dogs are allowed taste tests to determine whether they prefer vanilla, blueberry, pumpkin, or peanut butter.  The toppings come next with tripe, beef, and lamb ‘n’ liver.

“People love to spoil their pets,” founder of Salty Paws, Suzanne Tretowicz said. “We saw people give them the unhealthy alternative, so we opened an ice cream shop where people could give them something healthier. … A lot of dogs are lactose intolerant. People love their pets, they humanize them, they love them like they love their children. We host birthday parties and ice cream socials.

Additionally, Salty Paws offers dog edible donuts, cookies, and cakes.  Seating is available both indoors and on the patio and is located about 13 miles from Sandbridge.  An ice cream break would be perfect during a long beach day.  Give your dog an experience they won’t forget on your next trip to Sandbridge!

https://www.saltypawsvabeach.com/

Information collected from Salty Paws website and The Virginian Pilot

 

2 Apr

Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range

Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range

Looking for a thrilling experience to be the highlight of your vacation?  Give Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range a call, and they’ll bring the fun right to your vacation rental!

The action takes place on a 20’x8′ flatbed trailer with a custom built safety cage, turf, lighting, and sound system.  The owners of the operation, James and Brendan Stauffer, do their best to take time and coach each thrower to help them successfully “kill pine”.  The minimum age to throw is 12 years old, and axes are sanitized after each thrower/group.  A private 2 hour rental, which would be perfect for Sandbridge vacations, typically run around $300.

The axe range will also be at various breweries throughout Virginia Beach during the week of your vacation.  Here you can throw axes for as little as $5!  These include New Realm Brewing, Farmhouse By Back Bay, Thin Brew Line, Maker’s Craft Brewing, and Deadline Brewing Project.  Specific dates can be found on their website linked below.

Killin’ Pine Mobile Axe Range

 

 

 

19 Mar

Clink Mobile Bar Co.

Clink Mobile Bar Co.

Ready for drinks this summer but don’t feel like leaving your vacation rental?  Robbie and Taylor, owners of Clink Mobile Bar Co., have created a business to serve drinks out of a renovated horse trailer!

“With Robbie’s expertise in the legal field and my love of hosting and planning events, we knew we were the perfect team to get this small business up and running,” says Taylor. “We love a good party and having the opportunity to connect with new people. We are ready to provide you with a fun and stress-free service.”

Several different packages are available to suit the needs of your group from a “standard open bar” to a “rise and shine” which focuses on Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Screwdrivers.  Cups, cocktail napkins, ice, straws, mixers, and garnishes are provided with every package.

Clink Mobile Bar Co. is now booking for Spring and Summer of 2021!  Details can be found at their website linked below.

Clink Mobile Bar Co.

 

 

 

5 Mar

Thanksgiving in Sandbridge

Thanksgiving in Sandbridge

If your family is anything like mine, by the time August comes along and the school year approaches, an unspoken question lingers in the air: Who will host Thanksgiving this year? As the family member with the smallest house, but likely the one who enjoys hosting most, I always struggle to figure out the dynamics of hosting a holiday. However, this past year, I discovered a solution to the lingering question at hand: let’s have Thanksgiving in Sandbridge.

As soon as I started throwing the idea around, it didn’t take long to get the rest of my family members on board. This solution offered both a vacation and a “get out of jail free” pass on hosting Thanksgiving at any one person’s home. We rented a home with a hot tub and plenty of sleeping space so we could spend the week as a family, enjoying each other’s company and the luxury of being in a neutral space at the beach. Win-win!

The unpredictable Virginia weather performed in our favor with warm sunshine afternoons perfect for walks on the beach and chasing crabs with the kiddos on the beach. At night, we enjoyed themed family meals, each family taking turns on who was responsible for dinner that evening. The hot tub and game room provided late night entertainment and friendly family competition. At the end of the night, no one had to worry about driving home as we had ample room to accommodate grandmothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins alike.

On Thanksgiving day, the younger generation of Thanksgiving hostesses awoke early in an attempt to time each item on our Thanksgiving menu just right. The three refrigerators and two dishwashers in the house really came in handy (of course, with family, we had one completely full of beer, wine, and juice boxes!). My brother in law and nephew fried a turkey by the pool and grilled beef tenderloin on the grill, while the hosting ladies enjoyed charcuterie and wine in between baking, mixing, and inquiries such as “what do these potatoes need?” and “did you bring extra butter?”

When our Thanksgiving meal was ready, the tables in the home provided enough seating for us all to enjoy our meal  together and the dual dishwashers allowed for easy clean-up. My family was so pleased with the new tradition on the horizon. Everyone has been talking about it since and we are already planning for next year. My  only regret is we didn’t do this sooner!